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NHCS Newsletter: WEEK 14: BLUEFIN TUNA/OYSTERS

Posted 7/15/2019 5:41pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 


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Welcome to Week 14 of our Spring/Summer Session and welcome to the many new and returning Members who have signed up in the past week!

This is a monumental week for us at NH Community Seafood, for the first time ever, since we started in 2013, we are offering our local Tuna species, Bluefin Tuna as our Catch of the Week this week! With the help of new Manager Linda Hunt at Yankee Fisherman's Coop and our local Tuna fishermen, we are proud to be making this finally happen!

Our Biweekly Shellfish Share this week is NH grown Oysters from the Little Bay, from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company.

 

CATCH OF THE WEEK-BLUEFIN TUNA

Our fish this week is Bluefin Tuna, a local Gulf of Maine species. When you hear about tuna fishing in NH, it is these tuna that the fishermen are targeting! Bluefin Tuna is best known as for its high fat content, sushi quality flesh, called Mahuro or Toro in the sushi world. 80% of Bluefin Tuna landed in the World goes to the sushi market, primarily to Japan.

U.S. wild-caught western Atlantic bluefin tuna is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed under a conservation and management plan, by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) that allows limited harvest by U.S. fishermen.

In NH, Bluefin Tuna are a migratory species and show up off our shores from  July-November. We have both recreational and commercial Tuna Fishermen in NH. As seen in the National Geographic series, Wicked Tuna, Bluefin Tuna are graded upon landing for the fat content in their meat. High fat content fish get immediately shipped to Japan overnight for the next day sushi-fish auction in Tokyo. Fish with more muscle and less fat, are sold to the "domestic" market, here in the US. We are serving up a domestic quality fish, not that it couldn't be used for sushi, it could. But it would not meet the high standards of the Japanese market.

 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

One of our Fishermen this week is Aaron Diamond, of the F/V Jah Reel Fishing Charters, out of Hampton, NH. Aaron has been tunafishing for several years and is one of the regulars seen out in the Gulf of Maine and beyond during Bluefin Tuna Season. Aaron's tuna he caught for us is pictured at the top of our newsletter. 

We will not know our other Fishermen until Wednesday, when they land our second fish!

Captain Aaron Diamond, F/V Jah Reel

 Aaron also has a charter business, give him a call and catch your own tuna

 

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Pan searing Bluefin Tuna is the best way to go

Bluefin tuna IS NOT THE TUNA YOU BUY IN THE GROCERY STORE! That is often times Yellowfin or Bigeye tuna, which tastes fabulous when you cook it fully.

Bluefin tuna flesh is the darkest and fattiest of any tuna. The flesh has the firmness and looks like beef steaks.

Bluefin Tuna is best in either ceviche, pan seared or barely cooked on the grill. IF YOU FULLY COOK BLUEFIN TUNA, it has a strong fishy taste and odor. 

Click HERE for Martha Stewart's great recipe on Pinterest and there are many other recipes here also.

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES

OYSTERS THIS WEEK! Biweekly Shellfish Shares are one dozen. Orders closed today at noon.
 
 If you have a Fish Share, you can get Shellfish two ways: 
  • Sign up for our Biweekly Shellfish Share: Every other week, one of the following: Scallops, Lobsters, Oysters or Crabs 
  • Or order Shellfish "alla carte", as an Add on the weeks we have Shellfish

Add on orders close on Sunday nights. Crab orders are now closed.

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

We have a growing Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF), where Chefs and Retailers order fish through us, directly from our Fishermen. They are able to give customers local Catch of the Week Fish, the Captain and Boat name and the day the fish was landed! Check it out here on our website and visit one of our many Restaurants and Retailers that support serving locally sourced Fish!
  

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail Locations
 
 
 
 
 
 
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com
 

We work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.

 

HOW TO HOLD YOUR SHARE/CHANGE PICK UP

We offer a flexible "hold system" for weeks you will be away or do not care for the Catch of the Week selection. You can Hold and Double your share for a week here. Instructions are provided. Email us if you need assistance!

You can also do a Temporary Pick up location change at the same site. Just select this from the drop down menu and choose your Pick up location change for the week. We have 22 Pickups to choose from here

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY


Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week fish and/or extra Haddock. Get your Additional Haddock or Bluefin Tuna, order here, please order by tonight at 12pm!

Orders are available in 1lb bags and discounted on all orders over 2 lbs!

PAYMENTS $$$

You do not have to be paid in full to begin receiving your share! We work on the trust system. If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance to: NHCS, 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801. If you send a check, it saves us the 3% charge from Paypal! If you choose to pay online with a credit or debit card, do it here.

THANK YOU

Thank you for supporting our local NH Tuna Fishermen and our local Oyster Farmers! We are proud to bring you a wide assortment of NH's plentiful fish species for you to enjoy.
 
Enjoy your Tuna and Oysters and thanks again!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Summer Seafood Enthusiast

                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801